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David Brown Automotive introduces its first car, the retro-styled Speedback

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David Brown Automotive introduces its first car, the retro-styled Speedback

UK-based David Brown Automotive has unveiled its first product, the Speedback, a coupe inspired mostly by Aston Martin GT cars from the 1960s and which is based on a Jaguar XKR chassis.

Scheduled to debut at the Top Marques show in Monaco on April 17, the David Brown Speedback has a bodywork made of hand-crafted aluminum panels and a bespoke interior, while the chassis and powertrain are sourced from a Jaguar XKR.

“As reliability is vital, we chose to adopt a thoroughly proven and acclaimed chassis that not only delivers dynamic performance but also lends itself to our lightweight aluminium design. Renown for its performance and handling, the XKR has been extensively developed and refined by one of the world’s greatest car manufacturers, making it an obvious choice on which to base our car” David Brown said.

This means the Speedback is powered by a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine producing 510PS and 625 Nm of torque. Mated to a 6-speed automatic gearbox, the engine allows the Speedback to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.8 seconds and to reach a limited top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h).

The first prototype has been built by Envisage, a Warwick-based engineering company which has contracts for major manufacturers but is also willing to build small runs of coachbuilt cars.

David Brown wouldn’t disclose the price of its first car, but said it would be somewhere between £100,000 and £1,000,000. He hopes to build 50 units of the Speedback a year at most.

Inautonews will be present at Top Marques show in Monaco on April 17 so don;t forget to check us back for all the news, videos and live images from Monte Carlo.

by Mircea Serafim (my Google+) - Friday, March 28th, 2014 - filed under News, Top Marques Monaco. Image credit: .
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